Israel strikes terror target in Gaza in response to rocket attack

The Israeli air force retaliated with an air strike on a terror target in Gaza in response to a rocket launched from Gaza that landed in Israeli territory Friday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Israeli Air Force struck Gaza-based Hamas terrorist infrastructure in response to a rocket fired at southern Israel on Friday.

Earlier in the day, residents of the Eshkol Regional Council, an Israeli community located close to the border with Gaza, reported blasts. The Israel Defense Forces later discovered that a rocket had landed in an open area, marking the third Gaza rocket to land in Israel since this summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.

“Israel’s security takes precedence over everything and I will not ignore the firing of even one rocket,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday night. “Therefore, the air force responded to this firing by destroying a cement factory that was serving to rebuild the tunnels that we hit in Operation Protective Edge. Hamas bears the responsibility for any escalation. We will safeguard Israel’s security.”

Posted on December 19, 2014 .